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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,469 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,469
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 156
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
54.2 IBU

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2005)
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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-13-2013 21:31:12 | More by EastBay_Nick
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virinow

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-16-2011 04:04:22 | More by virinow
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YogiBeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-26-2012 06:04:48 | More by YogiBeer
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.1%

Deep amber color with a nice off white head. Great clarity and garnet edges. Great looking beer. Nice resinous piney nose. Touch a citrus and grapefruit.

Much more subtle than expected which is nice. Very drinkable. Bit of a fruity hop bomb up front rounded out by bready and caramel Malts on the side of the tongue. Finishes smooth and slick. Amazing balance. Full body with good carbonation. Amazing combination of Malt and hops. Really well balanced and dangerously drinkable at 7.5. One of the best imperial reds I've had and so incredibly smooth. Not super complex but it doesnt have to be, it's just good. Just wish this beer was more readily available.

This beer is simply the best high abv session beer with amazing flavor i've ever had (I know high abv session beer doesnt make sense, but I could drink 6 of these easily, be drunk, and fall asleep happily)

05-25-2012 02:14:51 | More by jtierney89
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 00:54:46 | More by Neffbeer
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-13-2012 19:53:15 | More by Craftonly23121
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Danimal584

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-16-2012 23:04:11 | More by csustar001
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yokken

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-17-2012 06:04:26 | More by yokken
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ATXRyan

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-17-2011 19:09:17 | More by ATXRyan
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-17-2012 00:56:03 | More by Lantern
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

Sitting down at Bridgewaters Pub, awaiting my return train from PHL to LNC, I happened to notice this as being on tap. I had never had it before and I am not normally a fan of red ales, imperial or otherwise, but I decided to give it a shot.

It had a deep tan head that was explosive with CO2 bubbles. Its appearance would have enabled it to pass the Nebraska clarity test and it was a deep-copper color to boot. The nose had a solid malty sweetness to it, which left me wodering if I was going to like it. The mouthfeel was medium with an unexpected hop presence in the mouth. Wow! My continued drinking revealed the malt that I had noted on the nose, but exceptionally well-balanced with the hops. The finish was where the malt really asserted itself. It created some great lacing, also. This was the kind of red ale that I can really get behind. I really did not envision myself saying that as a self-avowed hophead.

Not only was this a solid winner, it also served to reinforce my opinion of Lagunitas. I really like everything that they are doing and hope to visit during WHF2, Summer Tour 2007.

10-24-2006 23:38:32 | More by woodychandler
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modernartblues

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 21:44:27 | More by modernartblues
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-13-2012 14:51:19 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Ak555667

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-18-2013 19:21:34 | More by Ak555667
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pkmnzach

Arizona

5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-06-2012 01:27:32 | More by pkmnzach
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New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-17-2012 20:08:47 | More by musicsherlock
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

09-18-2012 17:28:41 | More by barneysdad
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-29-2012 01:38:29 | More by gleemonger
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Nofear048

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-30-2012 04:08:19 | More by Nofear048
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California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.